FEATURED JOB: Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University, Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy

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Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellowship

Yale University, Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy

The Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Program awards one postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy for one year and renewable for one additional year. Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must have completed their Ph.D. degree to begin the fellowship.

Kissinger Visiting Scholars are expected to use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on the role of the United States in global affairs from World War II to the present, including the conduct of U.S. statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. (http://web.library.yale.edu/digital-collections/kissinger-collectionhttp://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources).

Kissinger Visiting Scholars will also work with an active academic community of post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines.

Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars may teach small seminars if desired on subjects relevant to grand strategy, participate regularly in research colloquia on campus, and are granted opportunities to present their work. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to remain in residence through the duration of their fellowship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program in Grand Strategy, International Security Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs by participating in their activities and development. Offices are located on Yale’s campus.

The Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy was founded upon the 2011 donation of Dr. Henry Kissinger’s papers to Yale related to his pre-government, government, and post-government careers (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). A program of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in conjunction with International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, the Center brings academics and practitioners to Yale as Kissinger Visiting Scholars and Kissinger Senior Fellows, as well as hosts an annual conference a range of other activities relating to international affairs.

Applications are due through Interfolio by December 23rd:https://apply.interfolio.com/54775


Recent Ph.D. in relevant field. Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2020.

Application Instructions


A complete application includes:

  1. C.V.
  2. 100-word research proposal abstract.
  3. 1000-word research proposal, to include an explanation of how access to the Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to diplomatic history at Yale would help achieve the goals of your project.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Two writing samples, e.g., dissertation chapters or journal articles.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Applications will be accepted via Interfolio.